DAW Audio Composition Project


This blog post is about how I picked a song and referenced its structure/composition to make a new song using SoundTrap.

Audio File Formats and Definitions

AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format): stores standard CD-quality audio; similar to WAV (Higher Quality)

WAV (Waveform Audio File Format): CD audio; can be saved with different sampling and bit rates; similar to AIFF (Higher Quality)

MP3 (Audio File): Used to store audiobooks and music on a hard drive; Close to CD-quality sound; the higher quality sound comes from higher bit rates which also take up more storage space

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface): music data: notes played, when notes are played, how long each note is played, and the velocity of each note played; used to be able to exchange and use information between software and hardware programs; no actual audio data

All the audio file format information is found at: fileinfo.com

Song Used As Template

I chose this song because it was honestly the only one I could think of. It also uses a nice mix of synth and rock.

GarageBand Tracks

My Composition

What I Learned & Problems I Solved

I learned how to better use SoundTrap during this project, and also found out about the automations within the DAW. I had used no tutorials, so everything just comes from listening to music, pain and tears.

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